The most amazing plant this year, to us at least, was the blossoming of the Argentine Giant. We planted it about six years ago and it has grown a lot since then but we have never seen it bloom. When Mickey and I were here last year it was just on the verge of blooming when we had to leave. It bloomed the next day we were told, the flowers only lasting a day or two before wilting in the Arizona heat.
|Last year's buds|
We noticed the buds changing throughout the day yesterday and we're sure it would bloom this morning. Surprise, surprise! When we went out last night well after dark there they were! Blooms! Large beautiful white blossoms! Apparently Argentine Giants are nocturnal! Who knew? We were so glad we didn't miss them. They're a bit fuller this morning and even more beautiful.
|What we found last night|
|Close up of one of the larg beautiful blossoms this morning|
|So that's our excitement for today - Argentine Giant in bloom.|
It was worth waiting for.